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Top News

  • Unexploded IED found at Shenzhen border control point

    January 28, 2020

    An improvised explosive device was discovered in a rubbish bin at the Shenzhen Bay Control Point on Tuesday morning, just 12 hours after a Hong Kong public toilet was set ablaze by a suspected home-made bomb, making it the third such incident in the past 48 hours The palm-sized device at the border station, which police said ...

  • Lassa fever outbreak kills dozens in Nigeria

    January 27, 2020

    At least 29 killed and 195 cases of the disease confirmed in the latest outbreak to hit the country, government says. Nigerian authorities have announced increased emergency measures to contain the latest outbreak of Lassa fever in the West African country, following the death of 29 people this month from the viral disease. “As at 24th of ...

  • UK Government tightens law around IoT cyber security

    January 27, 2020

    Rigorous new legislation is set to protect the security and privacy of millions of users of internet of things (IoT) devices across the UK under plans drawn up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Announced today by digital minister Matt Warman, the law will force manufacturers of smart connected devices to adhere to a set of ...

  • U.S. Air Force E-11A plane crashed in a Taliban held-territory in Afghanistan

    January 27, 2020

    A US Air Force E-11A plane crashed in Taliban-held territory in south-west Afghanistan. The initial reports indicated it was an Afghan Ariana passenger plane that crashed in Ghazni province with 83 people on board, but late the state-owned Afghan Ariana rejected the report and said in a statement that all their flights have been conducted normally. The ...

  • WHO: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation report

    January 27, 2020

    WHO Director-GeneralDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and colleagues are in Beijing to meet with government and health experts supporting the response. The mission’s aim is to understand the latest developments and strengthen the partnership with China, in particular for the response. Current estimates of the incubation period of the virus range from 2-10 days, and these estimates ...

  • The US Army uses facial recognition to train AI. Now, it needs to protect it

    January 27, 2020

    The US Army has announced the development of software designed to prevent the compromise of facial recognition technology in military applications. A team from Duke University, led by electrical and computer engineering faculty members Dr. Helen Li and Dr. Yiran Chen, have created a system which, it is hoped, will be able to mitigate cyberattacks against the military’s ...

  • Small suspected homemade bomb explodes at Hong Kong hospital, no injuries

    January 27, 2020

    A suspected small-scale homemade bomb exploded at a general hospital in Hong Kong on Monday, causing the temporary evacuation of some patients but no injuries, police said. The incident came after a group of protesters on Sunday set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong that authorities had planned to use ...

  • 4 low-intensity IED blasts hit Assam, no casualties

    January 27, 2020

    At least four low-intensity explosions within a span of 15 minutes hit Assam on Sunday as India marked its 71st Republic Day, officials said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property. Hours later, the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), or Ulfa(I), claimed responsibility, saying it was the handiwork of ...

  • The launching of IED balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory

    January 27, 2020

    During the first half of January 2020 a decision was made in the Gaza Strip to renew the launching of balloons, which had stopped in March 2019. Since the decision was put into practice dozens of balloons have been launched into Israeli territory. As opposed to the past, most of the balloon clusters had IEDs attached to them ...

  • Exercise Crossed Swords 2020 Reached New Levels of Multinational and Interdisciplinary Cooperation

    January 26, 2020

    The 6th iteration of the annual cyber exercise Crossed Swords in Riga, Latvia, brought together more than 120 technical experts, Cyber Commands´ members, Special Forces operators and military police. Organized jointly by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and CERT.LV, Crossed Swords has evolved from a purely technical red teaming workshop into a one ...

  • Police go-ahead for facial recognition cameras in London could break the law, government watchdog warns

    January 26, 2020

    The looming use of facial recognition cameras across London could fall foul of the law, the government’s own watchdog has warned. Professor Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, joined human rights groups and some MPs in criticising the announcement by the Metropolitan Police force. He pointed out that an initial court ruling – clearing the way South Wales Police used the cameras – did not amount to a ...

  • Afghan army helicopter gunned down in Helmand

    January 25, 2020

    Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopter crashed down in Kajaki district of southern Helman province on Saturday, as a result of which four Afghan soldiers were wounded. According to the 215 Maiwand Corps, the helicopter was shot down while landing, with no accurate information on who committed the shooting. An unknown source within the Afghan security forces reported ...


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